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Full text of "Flora Indica Vol-I"

Trollius.]                         FLORA INDICA.                                 II

1. C. pahnata (H.f. et T.>

HAB. In graminosis Sikkim, alt. 10,000 ped.l — (FL Ju'n.) (p. v.)

fferba erecta, 1|— 2-pedalis, simplex vel parce ramosa, glabra. Folia diam. Ł-4-
poll., longe petiolata ; radicalia cito marcescentia ; cardjna superne numerosa, palmatim
trisecta, segmenfcis basi cuneatis, prpfunde trilobis, lobis argute incisis; auriculas
stipulares membranaceae dilatator, peliolo adhaerentes, pollicares. Flores terminates,
sofitarii, aurci, diam. fere bipollicares. Fructus ignotus.

12. TROLUTUS, L.

Sepala 5 vel plura, regularia, colorata.    Petala 5 vel plura, ungui-
culata, lamina plana, basi fovea nectarifera impressa.   Fvllicuii 5
plures. — Herbae erecta, perennes,

A very small genus, containing a few variable species, all natives of the north tem-
perate or arctic zone. In the polysepalous species the flower has a globose shape,
aud is very different In appearance from that of the species which have only five
sepals.
1.  T. pnmilus (Don, Prod. 195); caulc subnudto unifloro, foliis
coriaceis aristato-dentatis, petalis longiuscule unguiqulatis.
HAB. In Himalayas interioris alpibus : Kumaon, alt. 14,000 ped.,
Sir. et Wint., No 2! Nipal, WalL ex Don. Sikkim, alt. 15-17,000
ped.!— (FL Jun. Jul.) (v. r.j
Caulis basi fibrillis involutus. Folia, radicalia louge petioiata, glabra, fere rotundata,
L-2-pollicaria, rigide coriacea, palmatim 5 -partita, segaientis cuueato-obovatis acutis
•rilobis argute dentatis vel incisis. Scapi erecti vel adscendentes, imdi vel 1~S-
bliati, spiSianuei pedalesve. Flares 1-1^-pollicares. Sepala 5-6, rotnndata, apice
josa. Petal a 10-12, filamentis a^quilonga, ungue cyiiudrico, lamina cuncato-ob-
onga obtusa apice incrassata 3-nervi, basi foveolata et saccata. Folliculi 5 vel plures,
ate oblongi, transverse aervosi, stylo abrupte rostrato.
2.  T. acanlis (Lindl. in Bot. Eeg; 1842, Misc. 56 ; Ib. 1843. t.
32); caule humili saperne folioso, foliis 5rpartitis argute incisis, pe-
talis anguste cuneatis, ovariis subulatis. — T. pumilus, Eoyle! III. 54.
HAB. In Himalayse occidentalis interioris alpibus, ait. 11-13,000
ped.: Kishtwar! Kumaon, Sir. et Wlnt. No. 1 1— (PL Jun.) (v. v.)
Radix fibrosa. Ckmlis 2-8-pollicaris, erectos, foliosus, basi squamis apice inter-
dum folium parynm gereutibns involntns. Squama membranaceoi, nervos^ acutae,
eitus fibris plurinais (reliquiis sqnamamm anni- piteteriti) cdrcumdato. . Folia. rttdi~
calia interdum serotina circnmscriptioae orbicnkria palmatim 5 -partita, scgmcutia
oblongo-knceolatis argute incisis; cauliria breviter petiolata, petioli basi stipulis
magnis tenoissime membrctnaceis anrictdati. Flores magni, bipoIJieares. tiepala rtt
late ovalia, obtnsa, polKcaria, aurea. Petal a 14, 3 linear longa, staminibus puullo
breviora, nngue brevissimo, lamina linear!- vel euneato-oblonga, obtusa, basi foveolata.
Ovaria eloDgata, in stylnm longutn subrecurvam angithtata,
Dr. Royle, who obtained this plant from the mountains south of Ka.sbiair, COD-
sidercd it to be the same as the species previously described by D«--n, bur tlic cha-
racter given in the Protl. Fl. Kep. applies evidently to our first specie? 7 <roz#Łt
is very near T. ^Mericaaus, though apparently qnliv. di.sl!'»'^ in 1h' shtpe tŁ its
ovaries, which are narrow, and taper into the loug t.ul>uut<; 5t).|t b^r in 'J\ 4Kt-
ricanus are mnrh shorter and trumatc ITie laitrr is nlso u* gt-ne; :/ a n?u«h LaDer
plant, but some small stall's of it very iiturh resemble m »|>f/e^r; r.r T *'/*fi7^